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I've been looking through a lot of threads, but I can't seem to find info on a trusted pharmacia to get my little blue vitamin pills.  Any suggestions?   I just don't want to be eating arsenic.   

Also, is US Customs still cool with bring back a couple of dozen?  

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Tijuana Jay

Costco by far is the best, especially name brand drugs. The worse places is independent pharmacies, they are full of fake and counterfeit drugs. Especially steroids and other expensive drugs. Stick to large chain pharmacies like Ahorro, walmart, samsclub, farmacia internacionales, benavidas, mas barata, similares etc.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/undeclared-medication-results-heavy-fines

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/5-tips-traveling-us-medications

 

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Carlafan

More than a few people have also gotten good product at Farmacia Piri on Madero and 1st, across from the Museum. That's my go-to place for more than just "happy" pills but also for stomach issues or Electrolit.

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Jefffffrey
7 minutes ago, Tijuana Jay said:

Costco by far is the best, especially name brand drugs. The worse places is independent pharmacies, they are full of fake and counterfeit drugs. Especially steroids and other expensive drugs. Stick to large chain pharmacies like Ahorro, walmart, samsclub, farmacia internacionales, benavidas, mas barata, similares etc.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/undeclared-medication-results-heavy-fines

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/5-tips-traveling-us-medications

Nice to know our worthless border Patrol is harnessing grandmothers.

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Sargon
4 hours ago, ChicagoBob said:

I've been looking through a lot of threads, but I can't seem to find info on a trusted pharmacia to get my little blue vitamin pills.  Any suggestions?   I just don't want to be eating arsenic.   

Also, is US Customs still cool with bring back a couple of dozen?  

Farmacia Ahorra up the hill on Constitution at Primera has been my go-to farmacia for years.  Unfortunately recently their prices have been creeping up.  On a recent visit I walked down Primera past the arch to Piri and the price was something like 30% less!  

Agreed Costco is probably the best.  Technically the law is no more than 50 pills and you are supposed to have a prescription to bring back prescription drugs.  I have been bringing back 28 of 5 mg Cialis for years for a friend (really!  For a friend!  No kidding!) and only once got a trainee who asked if I had a prescription and threatened to confiscate it when I told him I didn't.  H e asked his supervisor who just told him let me go.  I regularly bring back Omeprazole that only comes in a 58 pill bottle.  Never been questioned about it.  

ALWAYS declare!!

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ChicagoBob

Thank you gents!  It's a bitch getting old...

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BajaJoe
4 hours ago, ChicagoBob said:

I've been looking through a lot of threads, but I can't seem to find info on a trusted pharmacia to get my little blue vitamin pills.  Any suggestions?   I just don't want to be eating arsenic.   

Also, is US Customs still cool with bring back a couple of dozen?  

 

In general I wouldn't buy from the Farmacias near the border crossing. Go where the locals go to the well established stores they trust. Costco, Walmart, Sams Club, Soriana, Calimax and Dax. 

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Sargon

Mas Barata and Ahorra are trusted too.  Just maybe not the ones on Revo as they are catering to the gringos too.

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